EXT06 - Dynamics GP Idol Shootout!

Wednesday, October 11
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Location: Bayou B - Delta Mezzanine Level M

Format: Presentation
Level: Beginner
Version: Any

The annual GPUG All*Star tips & tricks shootout is on, hosted by Abra Gilman (Collins Computing) & Sarah Salzman (Tribridge). Come watch these three duke it out and then you, the audience, can cast your vote from your mobile device and determine the winner. It's a fast-paced contest and when it's over, you'll have plenty of new Dynamics GP tips to take home and deploy!

Learning Objectives:

Abra LYNNE. Gilman

Senior Consultant
Collins Computing, Inc.

Since 1994 Abra Lynne Gilman has been implementing Microsoft Dynamics GP (previously Great Plains) with Collins Computing customers. She has been certified in several versions of the product and has acted as project manager, trainer, consultant, support rep, and marketing guru for her customers, always eager to share "What's New" in the latest release. Abra has been active in the GP community by presenting at conferences, participating in partner panels, leading local GPUG Chapters, and even hosting the annual Dynamics Idol sessions.
Abra also stays up-to-date with the best-of-breed add-on products for the Microsoft Dynamics GP platform, along with staying current on the most experienced and professional hosting options for her clients.
Abra looks forward to continuing to 'evangelize' for Microsoft Dynamics GP and its supporting products at this year's customer conference!


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Sarah Salzman

Customer Strategy Manager

I have 13 years of experience in the Microsoft channel with an emphasis on Microsoft Dynamics. As Customer Strategy Manager, I manage existing customer accounts with a focus on building loyalty. My goal is to provide products, services and guidance to my customers to get the most out of their Microsoft solutions.


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Shawn Dorward

Sr. Implementation Consultant
InterDyn Artis

Representing the Carolinas, Shawn is an Implementation Consultant for InterDyn Artis. As a former GP user himself, Shawn is an active member of GPUG where he was recently named a GPUG All-Star. Within both GPUG and InterDyn Artis, he leads and participates in training sessions to help other users learn new things about their investment. He thoroughly enjoys working with businesses to discover and implement efficiencies while planning for the future.


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Amber Bell

Training Dynamo LLC

I have been working with Microsoft Dynamics GP since 1999! My company, Training Dynamo, focuses on customized one-on-one and group training. I recently published a 90-Page full color workbook designed to simplify and streamline month-end and year-end closing in Microsoft Dynamics GP called: Microsoft Dynamics GP: Year-End Closing Workbook.

List of my GPUG Summit Sessions:
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
10:15 - 11:15 AM: ​GP User to GP Superhero in Less than 1 Hour (All-New for 2017!!. Features Free PSTL features vs. little known GP Tips)
​Friday, October 13, 2017 
​TBD: ​​GP User to GP Superhero in Less than 1 Hour (Repeat Session)

TBD: Walk the Line with Johnny Cashbook and June Credit-Carder - Tips, Tricks and Best Practices for Bank Rec and Credit Cards in Microsoft Dynamics GP (Co-Presenting with Shawn Dorward)

I am also the instructor at 3 different 1/2 day GPUG Academy classes at GPUG Summit on Monday, October 9th:
Dynamics GP Smorgasbord - Tips and Tricks for the Newer User  
Advanced A/P Topics - Getting Started with Purchase Order Processing
Beyond the Basics- Best Practices for Microsoft Dynamics GP Month-End /Year End Close

I truly love being part of the GPUG community and I can't wait to meet you at my sessions!


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Brian Lambertz

Business Analyst / GPUG MN Chapter Leader

Brian Lambertz
Business Analyst @ Connexus Energy
Industry: Energy Utilities
GPUG Minnesota Chapter Leader since 2012
6+ Years of Dynamics GP Experience
14+ Years in IT Profession
Interests: GP Upgrades, PowerBI, GP Reporting, EOne Tools, Financials, Supply Chain, and Continuing Education
Fun Fact: Completed nine annual MS150 charity bike rides (150 miles), next year will be the tenth in a row!


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